Right now I am hanging out in the lobby of my hotel working on processing and recovering from day 1 of the ICE Training Extreme Close Quarters Tactics Course. Â Today was a good day. Â I made it through without major issues although a solid inventory of the day and my skill level leaves me wishing for another month to prepare and another crack at the course. Â At the same time, I know that my skill level has increased substantially in the past 24 hours. Â Baby steps…
History of Rob Pincus and the ECQC
Today marks the first Extreme Close Quarters Fighting Course available for enrollment since 2009.
- 05-06 this course was packaged as a 5 day course combined as a EXCQ and ambush course that was available exclusively to SWAT, SEAL and other members of the special forces community.
- 07 the course was available for open enrollment for the last time.
- 08 3-5 courses were held for SWAT Cops and special forces units
- 09 courses began to taper off due to other projects until today…..
Originally this course was seen as a course in a progression of courses
- ECQT or HDT
Typically attended by the antithesis of the folks who are most likely in need of the skills.
- Well trained
- High speed
Course provides an opportunity for physical stress along with the mental and emotional stress of violence at sexual distances.
Two major evoloutions:
- In Fight Weapons Access
- Appendix Carry
- Both define how and
- When we access our firearm
Major Points From Day 1:
- Range Issues
- Outside 2 Arms Reach
- Inside 2 Arms Reach
- Flinch Response
- Intuitive Skills Refinement
- Head Locks
- Hip Leverage
- +90 to buy time and distance
- Strenghth issue
- NOT at distance issue
- Further understanding of ICE training
- Ground Zero=Intuition
- The farther from GZ the farther away we can move from intuition
- Skin is raw
- Ready and excited for day 2